2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - pure return of glory days | Cars Blog




Starting price is about $90,000

All were conquered by the C8.R race car in the pursuit of track glory. And now, that same technology has hit the streets with the all-new Corvette Z06. Built with the aim to dominate the track, the flat V8 churns out 670hp, making it the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 produced and will get you from 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds. 




Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter candidly talks about the real reason the American sports car has a mid-engine layout: "When we used a mid-engine, the justification for it wasn't that standard car." While the mid-engine architecture works great for the 10Best-winning Stingray, the greater motivation for a new platform with a mid-engined engine has to do with everything related to the 2023 Corvette Z06 — a wide-body supercar with wings aimed directly at the hearts of enthusiasts.

Its 670 hp makes it the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine produced. A testament to relentless ingenuity, this hand-built engine features an all-new flat-panel architecture that gives it a signature growl. Beat your fear of competition when it hits the 8600 rpm red line - 2000 rpm higher than the Stingray.




All were conquered by the C8.R race car in the pursuit of track glory. And now, that same technology has hit the streets with the all-new Corvette Z06. Built with the aim to dominate the track, the flat V8 churns out 670hp, making it the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 produced and will get you from 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds. .

Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter candidly talks about the real reason the American sports car has a mid-engine layout: "When we used a mid-engine, the justification for it wasn't that standard car." While the mid-engine architecture works great for the 10Best-winning Stingray, the greater motivation for a new platform with a mid-engined engine has to do with everything related to the 2023 Corvette Z06 — a wide-body supercar with wings aimed directly at the hearts of enthusiasts.

Its 670 hp makes it the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine produced. A testament to relentless ingenuity, this hand-built engine features an all-new flat-panel architecture that gives it a signature growl. Beat your fear of competition when it hits the 8600 rpm red line - 2000 rpm higher than the Stingray.




Disclosure will never be the same. Watch the cinematic debut of the all-new Corvette Z06 in 2023. A movie that shows what it took to make the most legendary Corvette Z06 to date.

A vehicle with this ability requires some serious braking, and its standard 6-piston/4-piston rear brake is designed to give you that. Available carbon ceramic brakes provide state-of-the-art braking performance for racetrack needs.

The Z06's striking exterior features wider fenders, wider turn signals and fenders than the Stingray's, resulting in a form that is true to its function. Standard ground effects and a spoiler optimize aerodynamic drag and powertrain cooling efficiency. Replaceable windscreens, rear brake cooling ducts, removable front panel and removable front bumper gurneys help increase downforce, keeping the Z06 ready and steady on the road. you go around the track.

The engine is rated at 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, with the horsepower peaking at 8400 rpm, right near the 8600-rpm fuel cut. That Ferrari V-8s also make peak power right at redline is no coincidence. In the LT6, more revs mean more power, and the engineering team will use every last rpm it can.

In an automotive world obsessed with electrification and efficiency, it's bold for GM to develop a new engine with a short stroke and a fat bore. Cylinder dimensions are 104.25 millimeters by 80.0, netting a displacement of 5.5 liters. The compression ratio is 12.5:1. And for the engine nerds: The brake mean effective pressure is in excess of 1400 kilopascals.



The C8 team could have easily installed a pushrod V-8 with a blower on top, but a supercharged engine doesn't have the character of a flat-plane-crank V-8. During development, GM traded its Ferrari 458 for the turbocharged 488, and the team agreed with our assessment that some magic was lost. So they bought another 458.

Flat-plane cranks aren't a perfect solution, however. (Owners of Ford's Mustang Shelby GT350, with its high-revving 5.2-liter V-8, will relate.) They shake—a lot. So much that during LT6 development, an oil filter backed itself off on a test stand. Engineers suspected a tech hadn't tightened it, but video evidence uncovered no wrongdoing. The solution was to switch from a screw-on to a cartridge filter.

To keep those forces at bay, titanium connecting rods and intake valves hold reciprocating mass to a minimum. Exhaust valves are filled with sodium. All 32 valves are fitted with two springs each to prevent valve float at high rpm. Direct-acting finger followers have a diamond-like coating and are shimmed during assembly. "Lash for life," says Jordan Lee, GM global chief engineer for small-block engines.

The CNC-machined DOHC heads make the engine bigger than its pushrod siblings. In the C7 engine, height and width had tighter limitations because increasing either wasn't possible without affecting the hood height and footwell width. With the engine behind the cabin, those dimensions are less of a concern. And considering that the C8 was designed around an engine of a specific length, we understand why engineers kept the small-block's bore spacing.




The block has what GM calls a dedicated lower crankcase. It's similar to how Ferrari does dry sumps, with each crank journal residing in a sealed bay. There are six oil scavenge pumps: one in each bay and one in each head.

The intake features two plenums, two 87-mm throttle bodies, three valves that connect the plenums, and eight beautiful trumpets. Those crossover valves tune the intake to optimize both high- and low-rpm operation.

Direct fuel injection is the obvious choice. But instead of injectors squirting fuel on the intake side of the heads near the valley of the vee, the injectors are located between the exhaust valves, a design cribbed from Chevy's Indy V-6. Squirting fuel toward the incoming intake air promotes tumble (the motion and mix of air and fuel). More tumble improves burn.

Flat-plane-crank V-8s are a visceral thing. The intake sound reminds us of the sounds of our youth and draws in our adult selves like a siren song. The first time you hear a C8 Z06 start, your head will snap around like a kid getting called in to dinner on a warm summer night. —K.C. Colwell

Disclosure will never be the same. Watch the cinematic debut of the all-new Corvette Z06 in 2023. A movie that shows what it took to make the most legendary Corvette Z06 to date.



A vehicle with this ability requires some serious braking, and its standard 6-piston/4-piston rear brake is designed to give you that. Available carbon ceramic brakes provide state-of-the-art braking performance for racetrack needs.

The Z06's striking exterior features wider fenders, wider turn signals and fenders than the Stingray's, resulting in a form that is true to its function. Standard ground effects and a spoiler optimize aerodynamic drag and powertrain cooling efficiency. Replaceable windscreens, rear brake cooling ducts, removable front panel and removable front bumper gurneys help increase downforce, keeping the Z06 ready and steady on the road. you go around the track.




The Z06's 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels are made of forged aluminum. Carbon fiber wheels made by Carbon Revolution are an option. In addition to reducing weight when unsprung, they are much stiffer, allowing engineers to modify the way the steering and magnetic dampers are adjusted for them. That's right — wheel-specific corrections and, according to MacDonald, a run-time improvement with carbon wheels. The Z06 is also fitted with unique front and rear fenders in addition to the signature fenders housing 275/30ZR-20 front and 345/25ZR-21 rear tyres.




The interior of the mid-engine Corvette cannot be called boring. While the design certainly surpasses what is found on every other Chevy model, the square steering wheel and the climate control knobs on the center console are unusual elements, at least. However, the cabin layout caters to the driver and the list of standard and optional features is extensive. It includes a digital gauge cluster, head-up display, heated and ventilated seats, and even wireless phone charging. Its worthiness is further evident inside with micro-glass accents and stronger-reinforced seats as well as two carbon fiber interior packages. The Corvette's spacious rear trunk will continue to provide room for the driver to carry two sets of golf clubs.




Paired with the Corvette's multi-layered dashboard is an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Likewise, two separate Bose sound systems are expected to be offered: a standard 10-speaker system and an optional 14-speaker setup. The new Z06 will continue to offer a Performance Data Recorder (PDR), allowing you to record video of everything from your track exploits to relaxing country road excursions. And if you dare leave your Z06 with a valet, there's a setting that tracks any nefarious activity the valet might try.




Chevy has yet to officially reveal the price of the new Corvette Z06, so we can only speculate on its price. Its front-engine predecessor starts around $25,000 more than the base model, so we think it might be safe to add that number to the 2022 Corvette's starting price, which starts at around 62,000 dollars. That means the 2023 Z06 will likely open at around $90,000 when it finally goes on sale.
























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